Honeybees are really hairy, so they can carry as much pollen as possible

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  • David Hu David Hu

Honeybees have almost three million hairs on their tiny bodies. Each hair is strategically placed to carry pollen and also to brush it off. Researchers at Georgia Tech used high-speed footage of tethered bees covered in pollen to see how these hairs work. David Hu, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, was a co-author of the study. The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project assisted in the research. 

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  • Created On: Apr 12, 2017 - 12:04pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017 - 12:04pm